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ballot next month. a judge has put a temporary hold on the state's new law. abc's t.j. winick explains. >> reporter: 93-year-old vivian applewhite cast her first vote for president back in 1932 for franklin roosevelt. but because she didn't have the required documents to obtain a photo i.d. she almost didn't have a chance to vote this november. it turns out applewhite will be able to vote after a judge blocked pennsylvania's controversial new voter i.d. lae sidecioersial new voter i.d. lae >> at the end of the day this is a victory for democrats because they can argue that no longer would the kind of voters that they want to bring to the polls or encourage to go to the polls would be turned away. at the same time, for republicans, winning pennsylvania was always a stretch. >> reporter: under the ruling voters can still be asked for identification but can't be discouraged from voting or disenfranchised if they don't have the proper i.d. >> they can go ahead and vote nairks but the safe bet is to have ichld dchld and speed the whole process. >> reporter: supporters of voter i.d.s say the
on short term corporate apartment rentals. corporations have been skirting existing law by signing long term leases only to rent the units out to visiting employees for a few days a week. a law prohibits occupancy for less than thirty days in apartment buildings with four or more units the practice ties up high demand housing inventory and raises safety concerns among long term tenants with strangers coming and going like they would at a hotel. supervisors vote in two weeks on the measure to set up a complaint and hearing process. >>> councilmembers approved anti-tobacco ordinance voted to ban smoking in all apartments and condominiums. smoking will be banned in parks, bus stops, restaurant patios and many outdoor spaces. officials say the move is aimed at protecting people from secondhand smoke. smoking would still be allowed in single family homes, vehicles and up to 20% of hotel rooms. >>> new report from the census bureau shows americans aren't seeing doctors as much as they used to. in 2010, people 18 to 64 made four yearly visits. that is down from nearly five visits per year in 2
that we're talking about, can't make dixes about what treatments are given. that's prohibited in the law. let's go back to what governor romney indicated, that under his plan, he would be able to cover people with pre-existing conditions. well, actually, governor, that isn't what your plan does, what your plan does is to duplicate what is already the law. if you are out of health insurance for three months, then you can end up getting continuous coverage and insurance company can't deny you if it's been under 90 days. but that's already the law. and that doesn't help the millions of people out there with pre-existing conditions. there's a reason why governor romney set up the plan that he did in massachusetts. it wasn't a government takeover of health care. it was the largest expansion of private insurance. but what it does say is that insurers, you have to take everybody. now, that also means that you've got more customers. but when governor romney says that he'll replace it with something, but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced and the reason he set up the system he did in
to increased awareness about the dangers of dui as well as safety laws. >>> today marks 20th wedding anniversary for president obama and the first lady. of course, they will mark the occasion not with dinner but tonight's debate many the first lady will be in the audience when her husband squares off with mitt romney. a belated celebration will take this weekend. [ unintelligible ] >> i think flowers will be arriving tonight debate or no debate. 6:15. >> no more records. >> no i think the records are over. winds blowing at the coliseum this morning. how about we hoist an al west investigation flag up there later this afternoon and put it next to the wonderful state of california flag and the united states of america flag. i would like that, i bet would you too. all wishing for a bay bridge series, aren't we, without the quake. 6:15, live doppler, still searching for clouds, mist, drizzle, something to show a cooling trend, not this morning. temperatures just updated low to mid 70s antioch and fremont, everybody else 60s, until you go napa, santa rosa, half moon bay low to mid 50s. mo
million dollar fine on unit of warner music group. saying they violated a child privacy law by collecting names, e-mails, home addresses even cell phone numbers of more than 100,000 children ages 12 or younger. toys "r" us getting into the streaming movie service, offering selection of children's films and movies starting today they start at $2.99 for 24 hour rental and $5.99 for digital download. >>> new study links common chemical to hormone changes in pregnant women and their baby boys. take look at some of the products which contain bpa, uc berkeley researchers studied the compound that mimics estrogen. among mothers with high levels of bpa they found a less active thyroid more active in boys no impact on baby girls the chemicals in many plastic bottles, dental sealants, -- >> what may be the future of painkillers. the black mom -- the black mambo snake is one of deadliest on the planet one bite can kill a person in 20 minutes researchers say the venom has a compound that could rival morphine and does not respiratory affects. further study on the way to see if it works on people. >>>
. >>> in pennsylvania big day today, there will be a vote on the voter i.d. law. it could still be appeared to the state supreme court here. we have seen that play out in different states around the country. virginia, ohio. so as just a few weeks out starting to see some of the judges take action one way or the other. how it is going to turn out. pennsylvania pay attention to that today. >> early voting begins in ohio today as well. >> indeed. getting closer and closer. tomorrow night's live debate coverage starts at 9:00 eastern here on abc news. >>> later this half hour, a cool story here, how candidate s learn from past debate mistakes in order to win. >>> investigators will be on the scene of an amtrak train derailment in california's central valley today. that's where the train's locomotive and two passenger cars came off the rails yesterday after colliding with a big rig truck. now officials want to know how fast the train and truck were traveling at the time of that collision. at least 20 people were injured. >> it started fishtailing and then ground to a real fast halt. people were screaming. >>
bold idea is never mind. >> the debate later turned to the president's health care law which romney says he will get rid of if elected. >> it cut $716 billion from medicare to pay for it. i want to put the money back in medicare. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: but the president tried to bring it back to romney's own health care law which he says is quite similar. >> governor romney did a good thing, working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> reporter: there were a few fireworks. and fewer surprises. the candidates were very deliberate outlining their bullet points on specific policies, but at the same time, neither of them really went after each other on them. it was more like they were trying to go through a checklist. not really connecting with the voters. rob, paula. >> all right. now, obviously, the president's campaign is going to spin this. what will we be hearing from them? >> well, they were trying to focus on mitt romney, the word you kept hearing from the president's surrogates was mitt romney was t
would monday morning be without a brush with the law for lilo, only this time she says she's the victim of the crime and not the perch traitor. >> this is an interesting one. you're going to enjoy it. >>> plus, don't go in the water. there's a new threat at some of the nation's lakes, not as harmless as it might look. >> that was a foul story. i'll have to admit. don't want to go anywhere near the water. and can be deadly as well. >> what was up with that water. >>> in power and offline. how some well known and powerful people don't use e-mail. could you survive without e-mail? >> no. i can't imagine how you would do it. are they using snail mail and making phone calls? >> i could go without it. i would just text everybody. my e-mails are short and to the point anyway. >> i am all about the text. i don't want to talk to anybody. happy birthday. >> will you talk to them? >> yes. i'll talk to them. >> okay. >>> first on this monday, with just two days you mentioned earlier until the first presidential debate. our new poll out shows president obama way ahead in the expectations game. >> in
house. only to discover that kutcher had punk'd him. >> i knew it! >> reporter: but law enforcement say wednesday's incident is no laughing matter. >> it's a very dangerous thing to do. police show up and they have a -- they believe they have a bad guy. and someone gets shot. >> reporter: unlike "punk'd" these are real cops with real bullets. a volatile situation where someone could easily get hurt. elizabeth. >> no kidding. david, thank you so much. >>> now, to an update on a story we brought you yesterday on "good morning america." local tv anchor jennifer livingston is fighting back after a viewer criticized her weight. now, the man behind that hurtful e-mail is speaking out. and he is not backing down. jennifer has received support from our own abc station, wxow in lacrosse, wisconsin. and abc's linsey davis has more on the story. >> reporter: it was the e-mail that sparked national outrage. >> it reads as follows. surely, you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. >> reporter: and this morning, the man behind it finally ha
the law. that leads to a dilemma. what would you do if you saw an adult buying alcohol for a teenager? the legal drinking age is 21 in this country. john quinones asks that question in an episode of "what would you do?" >> as fathers and mothers, we try to be the cool mom or dad because we want our kids and their friends to like us. but how much is too much? what if you see that cool dad in a liquor store, stocking up for the kids' house party? we wanted to find out what people will do if they see one of these dads in action, buying alcohol for his underaged child. >> you're going to fit right in. we need vodka. >> we don't need vodka, dad. i don't want to go overboard. >> grab a little soda, too. >> reporter: this woman enters the store and immediately takes notice of father and son. and it doesn't take long for blanche to react. >> you can't buy that. that's underaged drinking. you cannot buy it. >> it's going to be at my house. >> you'll be the one arrested. you can't sell this to him. you know it's wrong. you can't sell it to him. and i'm going to stay here. all call the police. d
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